Meet the team
Meet the team!
You already know we are passionate about teeth but here is a bit of background so you can get to know us better!
Dr Olivia Vonow | Your Dentist
Dr Olivia graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Adelaide in 2013. In her final year, she was the dental representative for Adelaide University Rural Health Alliance (AURHA).
After a short time in Brisbane, she moved to Goondiwindi and has been working hard to provide an exceptional standard of dental care for the community. Dr Olivia has a friendly and bubbly personality and enjoys meeting new people through her job. She is passionate about caring for children to create positive experiences and spending time with clients to achieve exceptional results. Clinically she has a gentle approach with a high technical standard of work and is experienced in all areas of dentistry including fillings, root canals, crowns, treating gum disease, dentures and preventive oral care. Socially Olivia enjoys playing the piano, bridge, netball, yoga, riding the quadbike with the dogs and gardening.
Dr Olivia is registered with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Dental Association: Federal, Queensland and Toowoomba branches.
Dr Bryan Ong | Your Dentist
Dr Bryan Ong graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) from the University of Queensland. He is originally from Malaysia, a multi-cultural country located in South East Asia but has been in Brisbane for the last 3 years. His core belief is practicing good ethical dentistry while placing his patient’s best interests at heart.
Building a relationship with his patients by genuinely caring for them and their smile is what he feels makes to job rewarding. He actively listens and is down to earth when communicating. Dr Bryan places great emphasis in preventive dentistry by improving dental hygiene and planning minimally invasive treatment for the best outcome.
Socially, Bryan does boxing and Muay Thai to unwind, and honing his culinary skills in the kitchen.
Dr Bryan is registered with AHPRA and is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Australian Dental Association Queensland.
Michael | Practice Manager & Payment Plan Coordinator
Michael moved out to Goondiwindi four years ago when he married Olivia. The small-town charm rubbed off very quickly to make Michael call Goondiwindi home. Taking a job with a local electrical company he has since then had the opportunity to train in a dental practice attaining his certificate III in Dental Assisting. Working alongside his wife he grew an appreciation for the hard work she does and the care she has for her patients. Michael is more than happy to put down the tools to help Olivia realize her dream.
Tracy | Senior Dental Assistant
Tracy is a local who has lived and worked in the field of dental assisting with over 30 years experience. She joins our team with a Certificate III and IV in Dental Assisting. Her main priority will be chairside providing a caring, friendly service to all our patients and their families. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, keeping fit and spending time with family and friends.
Raelene | Receptionist
Raelene has a great spirit for achieving excellence at Goondiwindi Family Dental.
To facilitate this, she is currently studying her Certificate 3 in Dental Assisting to further her knowledge and career in the dental field. She is experienced in exceptional customer care and is loving caring for people at Goondiwindi Family Dental.
Raelene is the one to talk to about anything to do with Denticare payment plans, helping people start the treatment they need and want easily.
She grew up in Goondiwindi and after living in Brisbane, wanted to move back to her home town.
Raelene enjoys fishing and camping in the Goondiwindi region and spending time with friends and family.
We are proud of her achievements and passion for helping to create beautiful smiles.
Cathryn | Dental Assistant & Skin Consultant
She was born and bred in Goondiwindi, and after working in beauty for 6 years and running her own beauty business in town for 3 years has decided to take on a new challenge in the dental field. She has an extensive knowledge of the ASAP skin care range to compliment our injectable skin treatments.
Her caring nature and love for creating relaxing and enjoyable experiences for clients has made her the perfect assistant for nervous patients.
In her spare time Cathryn loves spending time with her family, especially her young nieces and nephews
Madi | Dental Assistant
With lots of exciting things happening for us, Madi has joined our family with huge enthusiasm. Not only is she a great help with kids but also loves a chat about farm life with everyone. A keen fisher-woman, she enjoys spending her weekends camping and enjoying the great outdoors.
She has been an exceptional assistant to our new dentist Dr Bryan. Madi will go above and beyond to make your next visit seamless and put something enjoyable on Netflix for you to watch!
Loretta | Dental Assistant
Welcome to the newest assistant at the GFD team!
Coming from North Star originally (a small farming town, 60kms from the Goondiwindi town), Loretta has worked as a dental assistant in Yamba as well as Goondiwindi.
Her warm smile and caring nature will make you feel relaxed at your appointment. She loves being a part of the cosmetic part of our work, especially the in chair Zoom tooth whitening, because of the amazing, quick results!
In her spare time she does swimming, walks her dog, Wesley, and shopping!
Call us on (07) 4519 3500
193 Glenoak Rd,
Goondiwindi QLD 4390
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Mon: 8am – 4pm
Tue: 8am – 5:30pm
Wed: 8am – 4pm
Thu: 8am – 5:30pm
Fri: 8am – 1pm
Sat & Sun: Emergency Only.